As Seen on the Food Network: Toronto Hot Spots

Order Up! Here are your Food Network-approved eats in the city

Toronto’s thriving food scene is no secret; local establishments have caught the eyes and mouths of TV foodies around the globe. Check out some of Toronto’s mouth-watering Food Network features.

Have you tried any of these Food Network-approved eats? Give us your reviews in the comments!

Banh Mi Boys

392 Queen Street West

Featured on You Gotta Eat Here, Banh Mi Boys plays on the traditional Vietnamese sandwich offering a variety of Banh Mi and steamed baos, complete with kimchi fries.


El Rincon Mexicano

653 St Clair Ave West

El Rincon Mexicano does true authentic Mexican right and they do not skimp on the portion sizes! As seen on the 100th episode of You Gotta Eat Here, everything here is homemade and the reviews alone will make you crave Mexican.


The Lakeview Restaurant

1132 Dundas Street West

This 80-year-old diner was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, showing off its modernized menu of comfort food with a twist, open 24 hours a day.


Hogtown Smoke

1959 Queen St. E & Food Truck

Featured on both Eat Street AND You Gotta Eat Here, this is obviously one place you’ve got to try. Originating as a food truck, they’ve landed themselves a spot on Queen Street East in case you can’t find them driving around town.


Fidel Gastros

Food Truck

If you haven’t seen Fidel Gastros Food Truck around the city, start searching. Featured on Eat Street, they revealed some crazy menu items including peanut butter beer braised pork shoulder with bacon jam.


The Ace

231 Roncesvalles Ave

What was once a Roncesvalles diner, then a Chinese restaurant, then a vacant building for thirty years, is now The Ace Diner. It re-opened in 2011 and has been serving the west end uniquely traditional comfort food ever since. Check out some dishes that were featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives:


Buster’s Sea Cove

Food Truck

This Toronto food truck was featured on Eat Street Fish tacos, shrimp tacos, lobster rolls and key lime pie are just some of the staples you can find on Buster’s Sea Cove food truck. If you don’t spot the truck rolling around town, find them in the St. Lawrence Market.


Hey Meatball

719 College Street West

This mix-n-match meatball shop was featured on season four of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. There are now two locations in the city where you can enjoy mouthwatering Italian sandwiches, pastas and plates by choosing from a menu of balls, sauces and sides.


(Photo by Evan Goldenberg via Flickr)


Rosedale Diner

1164 Yonge St

Located right across from Summerhill Station, Rosedale diner has been in the same spot since 1939 for a good reason and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives came to check it out. The trusty Toronto greasy spoon serves up funky flavours, sticky ribs, and loaded hummus.


The Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

699 St. Clair West

Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the fresh, smokey, barbecue aroma of The Stockyards will trigger your hunger immediately. Try the chicken and waffles, burger, and ribs while you’re at it.


(Photo by NAME via Flickr)


Frankie Fettucini

Food Truck

Seen on Eat Street, Frankie Fettuccini brings fresh pasta to the streets. With dishes like ossobuco gnocchi poutine and lobster truffle mac and cheese, this is a truck you need to find.

(Photo by Katrin Morenz via Flickr)